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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated  April 20 2015)

Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1 billion
Mobiles  974 million 
Landlines: 26 million 
Total no. of PCs: 100 million 
Internet users:  300 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  100  million
(wired: 16 million;   wireless : 84  million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
NEW!  Indian e-gov documents released  Dec 25 2014
- Indian usage of video on mobile... Vuclip study
- Akamai data on Internet speeds in India and Asia
- India Internet numbers for 2014 from IAMAI

- IAMAI study on Mobile Internet in India
- Gartner study on 3-D printer market

 

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Zebronics Zebpad 7t500 3G: value for money
 
 
 
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  Education is top priority of techies in India: element14 study
Bangalore, April 26 2015: Indians polled  put education on the top of their list in a global study  conducted by element14,  the global online network of more than 325,000 engineers and technology enthusiasts.  In other geographies,  renewable energy and the environment emerged as  the top priorities. ....
Stratasys opens 3D Experience Centre in Bangalore
Bangalore, April 25, 2015 - Stratasys India, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a global leader of printing 3D and additive manufacturing solutions,has its first 3D Printing Experience Centre in Bangalore.  Fully-facilitated with Stratasys full product range, the Center offers local businesses an opportunity to gain better insights into the value of 3D printing solutions. ....
Stratasys opens 3D Experience Centre in Bangalore
Bangalore, April 25, 2015 - Stratasys India, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a global leader of printing 3D and additive manufacturing solutions,has its first 3D Printing Experience Centre in Bangalore. ...
Two Made in India apps for the Apple Watch on Day 1.
Bangalore, April 25 2015: Two Indian companies are among early providers of  apps for the Apple Watch launched this week: Zoho has launched Zoho Business Apps for Apple Watch, a line of apps that extends Zoho business applications to let users perform select functions from an Apple Watch. ...
HP, Microsoft join forces to offer digital transformation solutions
Bangvalore, April 23, 2015: Hewlett Packard and Microsoft have come together to deliver solutions for the automotive, public sector and financial services industries to help organizations quickly deliver differentiated products and create new revenue through mobile, web and social channels. ...
 


 
Education and e-learning
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iProf, India's first mobile e-learning app achieves 1 million downloads
Bangalore, April 14, 2015: iProf India’s first mobile learning market place app has become  the fastest growing education app on the Google play store, achieving  its first 1 million downloads on 125th day since its launch. iProf - My Study Buddy is a free to download application available on Android platform giving users a range of features like courses from India’s renowned teachers, unlimited practice tests, videos & notes Library, quick discussion board & doubt clearing service. ....
IBM systems training offered by Arrow-Amstar partnership in India
Bangalore, April 8, 2015:  Global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components – Arrow Electronics -- has partnered  Bangalore based trainer,  Amstar Technologies, to offer official IBM Systems and Software training courses in India. ....
 

 
Travel & Tourism Technology
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RoomTonite app helps last minute hotel booking
Bangalore,April 8, 2015: RoomsTonite, a last-minute hotel booking mobile app in India, today announced the launch of its  24X7 assistance service - RoomsTonite Assist - to help travellers with enquiries and specific needs in all stages of travel: Pre-stay, during hotel stay, and post-stay. ....
Via.com app hugely popular with domestic flyers
New Delhi, February 25, 2015: The recently-launched application for Android devices  from Via.com, India’s largest travel network has received a  huge  response from users to become highest-rated travel app in the country -- with a rating of 4. ....
 


 
e-Healthcare
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HealthGenie app helps find health products on the Web
New Delhi   April 23 2015:  Leading India-based healthcare  e-tailer, Healthgenie.in, has launched its first mobile app for the  Android platform  aimed at making  shopping for its through features like voice search and one touch call. ....
HelpMeDoc healthcare site offers a useful online presence for Doctors too.
New Delhi, March 17 2015: HelpMeDoc, a one stop destination for all kinds of healthcare needs,   now provides  an interesting online platform  -- DocPractic --  that enables doctors to keep a tab on their practice and patients, irrespective of time and place. ....
Healthcare app, Lybrate, connects you to doctors in many Indian cities
Bangalore, February 24 2015: A new healthcare app, Lybrate,promises to  help  Indians access the best available league of good doctors, ready to give their medical advice. ...
 


 
Product Pulse
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Zebronics Zebpad 7t500 3G: value for money
April 20 2015: Chennai-based Zebronics has been around for nearly 20 years offering  PC enclosures, keyboards, loudspeakers and other accessories.  Last month they ventured into tablets -- and in keeping with their  business ways, the Zebpad 7t500-3G picks the sweet spot in tablet sizes -- 7 inches -- and throws in everything on the average buyer's wish-list -- at an aggressive price. ....
Amazon Kindle Voyage: Browse books for free
If you an avid e-reader, then you might consider the new Kindle Voyage with better display and slim frame. April13 2015: Amazon recently announced the launch of its 7th generation e-reader in India, the Kindle Voyage -- with free 3G. The free connectivity supported in over 100 countries including India,  allows users to access the Kindle store to shop and download books with no data charge. ....
Moto Turbo: Tough as they come
If you are the sorts that uses Old Spice, rides a Bullet, wears leather gloves and pumps iron every evening, you might want to complete the package by owning the Moto Turbo! April 6 2015: If you are sick and tired of stylish, but flimsy smart phones and  yearn  for a sturdy, solid piece of hardware that  exudes power and performance, the new Moto Turbo from Motorola (now a Lenovo company) might be a good choice. ...
 


 
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  New boAt speaker is a rugged Bluetooth device
New Delhi, Apri 23, 2015: Imagine Marketing  has just launched  the boAt, Rugged, portable Bluetooth on Amazon. It is a wireless portable and splash proof speaker  with twin drivers to  deliver rich audio and thumping bass.  It is encased in shock-proof silicone for drop protection  and comes with an 1800mAH battery  that can play for some 15 hours. ....
Lapcare launches foldable noise cancelling headphones
New Delhi, April 23 , 2015: Lapcare,  has launched  a Bluetooth  headphone under its  ‘YO!’ lifestyle series – the LBH208  -- with a useful feature. It is foldable , making it easy to carry around. Featuring sealed ear pads with noise cancellation function, the LBH 208 lets you tune into your favorite music or you can easily pick up a call while driving without any ambient noise interference. ....
Karbonn Titanium Mach Two: Features over frills
April 20 2015: By V. Sudhakshina If your smart phone  buying decisions are solely based on hardware and software quality, with no marks for frills or fancy design, the Karbonn Titanium Mach Two could be your choice. ...
Search for all cabs in your area from one app
April 17 2015: Most metros  these days have  call taxi services.  The problem is sometimes you have multiple agencies in the same city  -- and it can be hassle, contacting them one by one on a busy day. ...
On-the-Go USB 3.0 is here
Bangalore, April 6 2015: For lay users, the USB data stick is the closest they get to experiencing Flash storage every day, to  exchange files between PCs, laptops -- and other devices. ...
 

 
IT people
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  IESA announces new office bearers
Bangalore, India, April 8  2015: Vinay Shenoy (pictured  alongside), Vice President & Managing Director, Infineon Technologies India  has taken over as  Chairman for 2015-16  of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA). ....
Jai Ganesh to lead R&D at Mphasis
Bangalore, March 29 2015: Dr Jai Ganesh is to head  research for leading IT solutions provider Mphasis.  The company ( part of HP) announced his appointment as Vice President & Head of Mphasis Next Labs. Jai  joins Mphasis from Cognizant Technology Solutions where he was the Director, SMAC Solutions. ....
Shirish Joshi to lead Polycom's Asia-Pac Channel sales
Hyderabad, February 24, 2015 –  Video  and voice conferencing leader Polycom, Inc. has announced the appointment of Shirish Joshi as Asia Pacific Channel Sales Director. ...
 

 
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National Supercomputing Mission to place India at par with US, China
India plans to elbow its way into the top club of nations that flaunt superior supercomputing prowess. The newly sanctioned Rs 4,500-crore supercomputing mission is also expected to give a leg up to scientific research in the country."It will completely change the way we do research. The mission will definitely bring non linear transformation for Indian science," said prof N Balakrishnan, head of Supercomputer Education & Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science....Economic Times April 6 2015

India building some of Adobe’s biggest products: CEO
Some of its biggest products — Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign — are now entirely developed and managed out of India. And Adobe is strengthening its capacity in the country by buying office buildings in Bengaluru and Noida....quoting CEO Shantanu Narayen.  Times of India, March 27 2015

India’s telecom disconnect
While the short-term impact of the just-concluded telecom auctions will be negative for all telcos given the additional debt burden for purchasing spectrum —most of the(  money) paid has been for re-purchasing spectrum the telcos already owned—the important thing to keep in mind is that there has been a fundamental change in India’s telecom compact over the years. Editorial in Financial Express  March 27 2015

 

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